This species occurs in the Solomon Islands and on Bougainville and New Britain in Papua New Guinea. It has been recorded up to 700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits streams and small rivers in lowland rainforest. It is a species that breeds by direct development and lays its eggs on the ground. It has also been found in streams and rivers in rural gardens and degraded forest. It has also been found in caves.
This species is common within its range.
Logging and collection for food and for export to the pet markets in Europe and elsewhere might be impacting some populations.
The impacts of logging in particular need to be assessed, but also the collection levels for food and sale need to be determined. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Fred Parker 2004. Cornufer guppyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58256A11744557. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58256A11744557.en .Downloaded on 12 November 2018